Tag Archives: Mobile

Mobile Phone Maker Reaches Settlement with FTC Over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Claims

Mobile phone manufacturer Blue Products, Inc. and its co-owner and President, Samuel Ohev-Zion (collectively, “BLU”), reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) over allegations that BLU misled consumers by allowing a China-based third party to collect detailed personal information about consumers.  The FTC alleged that the Chinese entity collected U.S. consumers text message … Continue Reading

NBA Team Sued By Fans Over Mobile Application

Earlier this week, a putative class action was brought against the NBA’s Golden State Warriors concerning the team’s mobile application. According to the complaint, the free app provides an interactive experience for fans by delivering scores, news and other information relevant to the Golden State Warriors. The plaintiffs allege that the app contains certain Bluetooth beacon software … Continue Reading

Mobile Alert Patents: No Longer a Threat?

Today, our Intellectual Property group issued a client alert entitled, "A New Wrinkle in the Defense of Patent Exhaustion," covering the patent infringement case, Helferich Patent Licensing LLC v. The New York Times Company, et al., in which the court granted Summary Judgment in favor of the defendants. Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC ("HPL"), the exclusive licensee of a portfolio of patents directed to sending alerts to mobile devices, sued several parties in the Northern District of Illinois to whom it had previously licensed its patents.… Continue Reading

European Mobile Operators Support App Privacy

In Barcelona, at the end of February, the GSMA announced the launch of a new initiative addressing mobile app privacy. At a time when the European market is flooded with apps across various platforms and devices, and consumer concerns about privacy and protection of personal information are paramount, this announcement has been very well received. … Continue Reading

Apple’s iAd Set to Dominate?

This month Apple starts to roll out its iAd mobile ad network in Europe. The service will go live in the UK first, with launches in France and Germany early next year and other countries throughout 2011. European launch partners will include Renault, Nespresso, Citi and Evian. iAd will offer advertising inside apps initially on the iPhone and iPod Touch with plans to … Continue Reading
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